Oscar Wild vs Doryan, Basil, Henry

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OsWilde always created and maintained a deep connection between art and his characters. He focused on thoroughly examining the relationship between beauty, art, life, religion and morality. The picture of Dorian Gray is based on the same theme of love for art and art’s ability to depict life’s harshness.
The picture of Dorian Gray.” It is a masterpiece, which not only represents Wilde’s brilliance in his writing, but also displays dark and personal aspects of his life. *****The story display the reflections of the author’s personality in the novel’s three main characters, Dorian Gray, Lord Henry Wotton and Basil Hallward. Each character shows a kind of approach towards life which is similar in its philosophy to Oscar Wilde’s real life approach.
**Oscar Wild says: “Basil Hallward is what I think I am: Lord Henry what the world thinks me: Dorian what I would like to be- in other ages, perhaps.
Oscar has crafted Dorian Gray as a symbol of art which can truly be appreciated with no regard to morality and ethics.*** He is characterized by pure soul which was polluted by the vices in society and got transformed him into a selfish, who lives to seek pleasure. The author and the character mirror each other because, both had a pleasure seeking nature with no regards to ethics and morals in the society. . According to Oscar Wild Pleasure is the only thing one should live for. As you know Oscar Wild was homosexual and there was a man he loved, Alfred Duglas. I read several letter that were written form Oscar Wild the letter were rather romantic. And his view about pleasure that it only thing to live is is further strengthened by what he wrote in his letter to Alfred,*** “I don't regret for a single moment having lived for pleasure. I did it to the full, as one should do everything that one does. There was no pleasure I did not experience... But to have continued the…...

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